Give to Our God Immortal Praise

Give to our God immortal praise;
Mercy and truth are all His ways;
Wonders of grace to God belong;
Repeat His mercies in your song.

He built the earth, He spread the sky,
And fixed the starry lights on high;
Wonders of grace to God belong;
Repeat His mercies in your song.

He fills the sun with morning light,
He bids the moon direct the night;
His mercies ever shall endure
When suns and moons shall shine no more.

He sent His Son with pow’r to save
From guilt and darkness and the grave;
Wonders of grace to God belong;
Repeat His mercies in your song.

Through this vain world He guides our feet
And leads us to His heav’nly seat;
His mercies ever shall endure
When this our world shall be no more.

-Isaac Watts, John Hatton (Bob Kauflin on piano)

Christ Hymn

 

Lift up the name of the One who has always been
Through Him creation was made and each voice within
God in His fullness has lived here among us
Jesus has brought us to Him

In Him creation remains; He sustains it for praise
He is above all that is; He’s victorious always
So come now before Him; bow down and adore Him
For Jesus is worthy of praise
Amen! Amen! Amen! Amen!

Here is the Visible Appearance of the Invisible God
Here is the Maker of Salvation; we are delivered through His blood
Here is the Firstborn of Resurrection over all who will rise again
Here is our Reconciliation, bringing the Peace that can never end

All things are offered up to Him; all nature proclaims
By Him and for Him and through Him we live and are saved
Come sing the praise of the One who has changed us
Worthy the Lamb that was slain

He is the Visible Appearance of the Invisible God
He is the Maker of Salvation; we are delivered through His blood
He is the Firstborn of Resurrection over all who will rise again
He is our Reconciliation, bringing the Peace that can never end
Amen! Amen! Amen! Amen!
Amen! Amen! Amen! Amen!

Shout with the Angels, “All glory to God who saves!”
He is above all that is; He’s victorious always
From only a manger His power remakes us
Imagine the throne of His reign
The Suffering Servant is mighty to save;
How much more is the Ancient of Days!

Rejoice! Rejoice!
Emmanuel will come for us, oh Israel
He’ll come for us, oh Israel

Christ Hymn, ©2016 Eric Scholtens:

 

How Firm A Foundation

How firm a foundation, ye saints of the Lord,
Is laid for your faith in His excellent Word!
What more can He say than to you He hath said,
You, who unto Jesus for refuge have fled?

In every condition, in sickness, in health;
In poverty’s vale, or abounding in wealth;
At home and abroad, on the land, on the sea,
As thy days may demand, shall thy strength ever be.

Fear not, I am with thee, O be not dismayed,
For I am thy God and will still give thee aid;
I’ll strengthen and help thee, and cause thee to stand
Upheld by My righteous, omnipotent hand.

When through the deep waters I call thee to go,
The rivers of woe shall not thee overflow;
For I will be with thee, thy troubles to bless,
And sanctify to thee thy deepest distress.

When through fiery trials thy pathways shall lie,
My grace, all sufficient, shall be thy supply;
The flame shall not hurt thee; I only design
Thy dross to consume, and thy gold to refine.

Even down to old age all My people shall prove
My sovereign, eternal, unchangeable love;
And when hoary hairs shall their temples adorn,
Like lambs they shall still in My bosom be borne.

The soul that on Jesus has leaned for repose,
I will not, I will not desert to its foes;
That soul, though all hell should endeavor to shake,
I’ll never, no never, no never forsake.

-From “A Se­lect­ion of Hymns from the Best Au­thors”, by John Rip­pon, 1787; at­trib­ut­ed var­i­ous­ly to John Keene, Kirk­ham, and John Keith.

Arrived

Watching and waiting our whole life through
For the moment when we arrive in glory.
We’ll be standing before His emerald throne.
O what a day it will be!

All tears are gone and suffering ceased,
Perfect new life with no earthly strife,
For we’ve finished the race, run to His embrace.
O what a day that will be!

When we’ve arrived, stunned and surprised,
All things resolved in the blink of an eye;
No more distractions, no sin left to fight.
That first glimpse of Jesus and faith becomes sight.

Feel the ground shake, hear thunder roll.
See blinding light and seraphim flight.
All amazed we will fall, yet the Father will call,
“Stand, I have made you my own!”

A choir with angels, martyrs and saints,
Singing His praise, with no end to the day,
Shouting “holy, holy, holy” to Almighty God;
O what a song that will be!

When we’ve arrived, stunned and surprised,
All things resolved in the blink of an eye;
No more distractions, no sin left to fight. T
hat first glimpse of Jesus and faith and faith becomes sight.

From “O For That Day” by ENFIELD
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Words and Music by Ryan Foglesong, Brian Steckler,Rick Holland & David Zimmer
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A Mighty Fortress

Translation by Thomas Carlyle, 1831

A safe stronghold our God is still, A trusty shield and weapon;
He’ll help us clear from all the ill that hath us now o’ertaken.
The ancient prince of hell hath risen with purpose fell;
Strong mail of craft and power he weareth in this hour;
On earth is not his fellow.

With force of arms we nothing can, full soon were we down-ridden;
But for us fights the proper Man, whom God Himself hath bidden.
Ask ye, who is this same? Christ Jesus is His Name,
The Lord Sabaoth’s Son; He, and no other one,
Shall conquer in the battle.

And were this world all devils o’er, and watching to devour us,
We lay it not to heart so sore; not they can overpower us.
And let the prince of ill look grim as e’er he will,
He harms us not a whit; For why? — his doom is writ;
A word shall quickly slay him.

God’s Word, for all their craft and force, one moment will not linger,
But, spite of hell, shall have its course; ’tis written by His finger.
And though they take our life, goods, honor, children, wife,
Yet is their profit small; these things shall vanish all:
The City of God remaineth!

Translation by Frederic H. Hedge, 1853

A mighty fortress is our God, a bulwark never failing;
Our helper He, amid the flood of mortal ills prevailing:
For still our ancient foe doth seek to work us woe;
His craft and power are great, and, armed with cruel hate,
On earth is not his equal.

Did we in our own strength confide, our striving would be losing;
Were not the right Man on our side, the Man of God’s own choosing:
Dost ask who that may be? Christ Jesus, it is He;
Lord Sabaoth, His Name, from age to age the same,
And He must win the battle.

And though this world, with devils filled, should threaten to undo us,
We will not fear, for God hath willed His truth to triumph through us:
The Prince of Darkness grim, we tremble not for him;
His rage we can endure, for lo, his doom is sure,
One little word shall fell him.

That word above all earthly powers, no thanks to them, abideth;
The Spirit and the gifts are ours through Him Who with us sideth:
Let goods and kindred go, this mortal life also;
The body they may kill: God’s truth abideth still,
His kingdom is forever.

-Martin Luther, Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott, paraphrase of Psalm 46, 1527-1529

Psalm 46:1-11

For the choir director. A Psalm of the sons of Korah, set to Alamoth. A Song.

God is our refuge and strength, A very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth should change And though the mountains slip into the heart of the sea; Though its waters roar and foam, Though the mountains quake at its swelling pride.
Selah.

There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God, The holy dwelling places of the Most High. God is in the midst of her, she will not be moved; God will help her when morning dawns. The nations made an uproar, the kingdoms tottered; He raised His voice, the earth melted. The LORD of hosts is with us; The God of Jacob is our stronghold.
Selah.

Come, behold the works of the LORD, Who has wrought desolations in the earth. He makes wars to cease to the end of the earth; He breaks the bow and cuts the spear in two;
He burns the chariots with fire. Cease striving and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.” The LORD of hosts is with us; The God of Jacob is our stronghold.
Selah.